Black Metal from United Kingdom.
Highly anticipated debut album. With Thy Dying Light, Nefarious Dusk, Skiddaw, Ulfarr,.. members.
After a handful of short-length releases, HELVELLYN arrive with their debut album, The Lore of the Cloaked Assembly.
No more but definitely no less, The Lore of the Cloaked Assembly is a compact summation of the HELVELLYN aesthetic during the past decade, but sharpened to ice-cold perfection.
Theirs is a deliberately (and proudly) traditional style of black metal set somewhere around 1995; the paradigmatic works of earliest Dodheimsgard, Gorgoroth, and especially Darkthrone as well as later gatekeepers like Armagedda and Sweden's Craft keep the parameters pure and cold. Indeed, to say The Lore of the Cloaked Assembly could've come out on Malicious Records back in the mid '90s should be viewed as the highest of compliments, so cryogenically authentic is HELVELLYN's attack here. Those who know, for this is The Lore of the Cloaked Assembly!
6-panel digipack CD.